Weekend Low Carb Food Diary & Week 11 Weigh-In


 
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Happy Monday! πŸ™‚ It’s Day 78 of the Spring Low Carb Challenge, and we weigh in every week on Monday mornings. If you’re participating in the low carb challenge Facebook group, you’ll find the Week 11 Weigh-In thread here.


My weight hasn’t changed this week, slight quarter pound fluctuations but otherwise just at a “hold” at 10 pounds lost for this challenge so far.

I’m surprised it hasn’t bounced back up but I’m still happily under 145 pounds!

Surprised because my weight usually does go up as part of my normal fluctuations and patterns, before it goes down again. And surprised too because I had higher carb days over the weekend while testing out recipes. πŸ˜›

I didn’t get ANY workouts in over the weekend, either. Boo! πŸ™„ I hit it really hard all last week though, so a couple days off isn’t so bad. I need to get right back at it though, or I’ll easily fall out of the habit…

Here is my Low Carb Food Diary for Days 76 & 77 of the β€œGet Lean For Summer!” 90 Day Low Carb Challenge. It’s NEVER too late to join if you haven’t already!

Note: I haven’t set a date for the next 90 Day Low Carb Challenge yet, but the group stays open & active year round. I may do a short mini-challenge in July before the next big challenge. πŸ™‚ Join in and stay tuned!!

Days 76 & 77: Saturday & Sunday’s Low Carb Meals

I had my usual “Low Carb Cereal” for breakfast on both Saturday and Sunday. It’s 1/2 cup pecans, 1/4 cup Daisy brand cottage cheese and 4 small diced strawberries. It comes to 5 net carbs and 85% healthy fats, so it has great macros!

Healthy Low Carb Cereal Replacement

For lunch on Saturday I finally mastered the Seafood Shrimp Dip Recipe so I had that with sliced cucumbers. πŸ™‚

Low Carb Seafood Salad

I just snacked later in the day (an Atkins bar and 1/4 cup of pecan halves) and went to bed early, so no “big dinner” on Saturday.

Sunday’s lunch was the Shrimp & Spinach Dip again, but this time I made low carb bread to eat with it. The recipe for the low carb bread is also in this post.

Low Carb Spinach Dip

That was delicious and easy, and I had TONS of dip leftover (lol) so I just had that same thing again for dinner. πŸ™‚ But then I blew my carb count by also having another (the last!) Atkins Bar and a sugar free chocolate pudding cup late last night – which combined totaled 12 net carbs. πŸ˜›

Still, it wasn’t too bad and I stayed on track, minus a few extra carbs yesterday.

I did drink lots of water over the weekend too, more than 64 ounces both days.

I definitely prefer the dip on cucumbers over the low carb bread. The cucumber is just such a nice fresh, crisp sidekick to the dip!

To log foods like fresh produce that don’t have a label, I use the National Nutrient Database to double check the nutrition facts. You can see that here: National Nutrient Database Listing for Cucumbers.

It had both cups and grams listed, so I went by the grams and simply weighed my slices – then found an accurate listing in MyFitnessPal to log that.

Cucumber Slices Are Great For Low Carb Dips & Spreads

 

That’s my Ozeri Kitchen Scale in the picture above. I love that thing! It’s small, convenient, inexpensive, and great for getting accurate measurements & macros for my food tracking. πŸ™‚

I feel like I’m coming down with a cold, which is ironic for the “first day of summer” – lol. Fortunately I have some chicken broth on hand, which is great for soothing a sore throat, and also replaces electrolytes & sodium your body loses when you’re sick. I’m just feeling a little tickle right now, but hopefully it won’t turn into anything crazy…

How are things going on your end?

Did you weigh in today? πŸ™‚

I look forward to hearing from you!

Best,
Lynn Terry,
aka @LowCarbTraveler



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12 Responses to Weekend Low Carb Food Diary & Week 11 Weigh-In

  1. Susan Graben says:

    There was an old post where you told us how to set macros in My Fitness Pal. I cannot locate it now; could you point me in the right direction please?

  2. Gigi says:

    I had a great spinach and asparagus dip at the hotel social hour today. I also had steamed broccoli and cauliflower with ranch dressing. I tried the brie cheese. I was not sure if i’d like it but it was good albeit the skin on the outside of the cheese. πŸ™‚
    I have to admit i had a few plain pretzels to dip in my spinach dip as there were no cucumber slices
    next time i will take a to go plate to my room so i can eat the dip with my low carb food items.
    I still feel i ate a light healthy meal. I made a meal of these snacks. It filled me up. πŸ™‚
    I feel bloated from eating a higher carb cpunt the last two days. Akk
    i really do not like having carbs anymore…..it drags me down…..bloated and less energetic.
    This last week has been a little hard for me…….i will try my best to stay on track this week.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Ooh, that spinach and asparagus dip would have been great with your steamed veggies instead! πŸ™‚ I do love Brie – especially with berries. YUM.

      I hate to hear you had a hard week. Those are tough. You strike me as a toughER woman though, so I have no doubt you’ll get ahead of it this week. πŸ˜‰

      I’m with you. The extras make me feel lethargic and miserable. It’s SO not worth it anymore. πŸ˜›

  3. Chakalit H says:

    Hey Lynn, try some Zicam nasal swabs. They really do shorten a cold if you use them at the first sign of a cold!

  4. Lady Maria says:

    I haven’t been doing so well for quite some time. I keep loosing and gaining the same amount of weight. Every weekend there are either birthday parties, engagement parties, weddings or function I have to attend, surrounded by tempting foods. Its not working for me any longer, I’m ready to throw in the towel.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Lady Maria,

      Is it not working for you because you’re not staying on track consistently? Or you are staying on track and consistently staying below 20 net carbs – and just struggling with the busy schedule and temptations?

      If you ARE eating on plan consistently and it’s still “not working for you any longer” then check these 4 points: http://www.travelinglowcarb.com/5093/not-losing-weight-eating-low-carb/

      • Lady Maria says:

        All of the above. πŸ™‚ I’m frustrated because I’m too busy to stay on track and when I do there’s no results.
        thank you for responding
        Maria

        • Lynn Terry says:

          Ah, yes you really do have to be consistent in order to lose weight as there’s a science to the way it works – so you need to keep your body in ketosis (fat burning mode).

          Hopefully things will slow down for you soon! In the meantime, also read this: http://www.travelinglowcarb.com/5686/eating-low-carb-at-buffets/ and see if that helps. πŸ™‚

          • Lady Maria says:

            You have motivated me yet again! The way to pick and choose at a buffet was an eye opener and a no brainer ;-). Tonight I’m hosting a bbq so there should be no problems however, Friday I’m attending a gala with plate service might be a bit more challenging. Thank you Lynn for taking the time to help. PS- During my morn’n jog I took your advise and did some tri-cep dips using a park bench– that was fun!

          • Lynn Terry says:

            Awesome, Maria!! I love the Tricep Dips. πŸ™‚ Here’s to better, faster results and renewed motivation! *cheers*

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